The Benefits of Litramine
Litramine comes from the dried leaves of the prickly pear cactus, also known as Opuntia Ficus Indica. Supposedly this has traditionally been used in Mexico as a weight loss aid for generations, at least according to the promotional material for some of the diet pills that use this key ingredient.
Litramine is a fat binding supplement that can help you lose weight, here is how it works.
You take XLS Medical Fat Binder (180 Tablets) which contains Litramine after your meal and the Litramine absorbs with the water in your stomach and they swell up to form a stable fluid gel. This gel structure reinforces the fat fibre complex formed with the lipophilic interaction. The large fat-fibre complexes formed are protected from digestion and absorption, and are then excreted naturally from the body.
Litramine works by providing two different types of fibre, soluble and insoluble, which affect the body in two different ways. By combining the effects of both types, weight loss is caused in a number of ways, and is likely more effective than if weight loss was only addressed in one manner.
Due to reduced digestion and absorption of fats from food, lesser calories are available from dietary fats. By appropriate use of Litramine, adjusted to the content of dietary fat anticipated, weight loss is achieved. When used in combination with a suitable diet and exercise plan, a negative calorie input-expenditure balance can be created for more effective weight loss.
Design and Methods:
One hundred twenty-five overweight and obese adults participated in the study. Subjects were advised on physical activity, and received nutritional counseling; including hypo caloric diet plans (30% energy from fat and 500 kcal deficit/day). After a 2-week placebo run-in phase, subjects were randomized to receive either 3 g/day of IQP G-002AS (IQ) or a placebo. The primary endpoint was change in body weight from baseline; secondary endpoints included additional obesity measures and safety parameters.
One hundred twenty-three subjects completed the 12-week treatment phase (intention-to-treat (ITT) population: 30 male and 93 female; mean BMI: 29.6 ± 2.8 kg/m2 and age: 45.4 ± 11.3 years). The mean body weight change from baseline was 3.8 ± 1.8 kg in IQ vs. 1.4 ± 2.6 kg in placebo (P < 0.001). More IQ subjects lost at least 5% of their initial body weight compared to placebo (P = 0.027). Compared with placebo, IQ also showed significantly greater reduction in BMI, body fat composition, and waist circumference. IQ was well tolerated with no adverse reactions reported.
Litramine Side Effects
These side effects include bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches and even sickness. It is recommended that to reduce the occurrence of some of these side effects, especially headache and constipation, plenty of liquids are drunk as a part of a diet regime.
As Litramine combines two methods that contribute to weight loss, appetite suppression and fat binding; it may be more successful than other ingredients that only address one of these methods. Before making a decision about whether to incorporate a product containing Litramine into your weight loss plan, alternatives should also be researched.